This savoury pork dish is quick and easy to prepare. It is complemented well with the crunchy green beans and its garlic-lemon butter sauce. It uses just one pan so clean up is just as fast.
The porkchops are marinated in a small amount of char siu sauce. Char siu sauce or chinese barbeque sauce has a sweet & savoury flavour with a hint of 5-spice powder. It contains about 12g sugar per 1 tablespoon so I tried to add just enough sauce to have the distinct Chinese BBQ Pork flavour & colour in the porkchops.
I hope you like the recipe as much as we do. Enjoy!
For the Char Siu Porkchops
4 thinly sliced porkchops
1 tablespoon char siu sauce (or just salt & pepper)
1 tablespoon butter, for frying
for the Garlicky Green Beans
1 tablespoon butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
300 grams beans
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Cracked pepper to taste
Make 2-3 cuts on the fatty side of the porkchops (the cuts help retain flat shape while frying). Marinade in char siu sauce for at least 20 minutes. ( I placed char siu sauce and porkchops in a freezer bag, sealed it & massaged the sauce to evenly coat the pork with just a small amount of sauce)
Heat non-stick pan up to medium heat. Pan grill porkchops 4 to 5 minutes each side or until cooked Remove from pan and cover in tinfoil. Set aside.
On the same pan, add more butter and saute garlic. Add in beans and lemon juice and saute for about 5 minutes. Make sure beans are coated in butter well. Sprinkle parsley & season with pepper.